House Speaker Pelosi And Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Deals To Avoid A Government Shutdown!!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made a deal informally to avoid a government shutdown at the end of Sept 30. The two mentioned that any legislation willing to raise fund to run the government functioning must be ‘clean’ from controversies.
This decision is required to be taken as Congress is in a dilemma to pass any new coronavirus relief legislation. The temporary way of dealing with this problem to keep going the functioning of the government might also avoid any significant fundings ahead of the November election.
A senior Senate GOP aide said that the White House has reached out to lawmakers for a short-term solution so that the government can carry out all its functions until December 2020.
In American records, the last government shut down occurred in between the late 2018 and early 2019. It is the most extensive shutdown. And that it lasted for 35 days after Trump raised fund for building a wall on the southern border.
Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary, confirmed to some reporters in an interview that some decisions will indeed be made. He expressed to the reporters with the utmost confidence that funds will be arranged and that the government will not shut down.
On Thursday, the White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany said:
“We do believe that we’ll be able to get funding to avoid a shutdown.”
As per the latest source, the Senate is expected to return to Washington on September 8. Then the House will resemble and reconvene all it’s functioning from September 14, 2020, onwards.
In May, although the House passed its own $3 trillion coronavirus relief package. The legislation is also a non-starter with Senate Republicans and the White House.